Monthly Rail Occurrence Statistics

September 2017

Table 5 Non main-track train derailments by province *
  January to September Derailments with DG involvement
January to September
  2017 2016 2012-2016
average
2017 2016 2012-2016
average
* There were no occurrences with dangerous goods release to date in 2017 or in 2016.
Canada 449 402 435 37 57 66
Newfoundland 6 12 3 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 3 2 2 0 0 0
New Brunswick 7 11 9 2 6 3
Quebec 83 68 56 3 5 5
Ontario 91 79 82 8 14 14
Manitoba 61 51 58 7 6 7
Saskatchewan 37 50 54 2 4 7
Alberta 77 64 101 8 15 22
British Columbia 84 65 69 7 7 7
Northwest Territories 0 0 1 0 0 1
Figure 1: Number of non main-track train derailments per month [D]
Number of non main-track train derailments per month
Figure 2: Number of non main-track train derailments per total number of car derailed [D]
Number of non-main track train derailments per total number of car derailed
Data extracted October 17, 2017.
New TSB regulations came into effect on July 1, 2014, changing some reporting requirements.
* Under new reporting requirements all derailments are reportable.

Note: This is preliminary information subject to year-end validation and reconciliation.